InterventionUV radiation
Alternate Name
OrganismAsplanchna brightwelli
Aging PhenotypeShortened life-span
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionThe life-span of the rotifers was significantly reduced by exposure to U.V. in the range of 200 to 4800 J/m2. A logarithmic decline in life-span was seen as the U.V. dose increased (Sawada and Enesco, 1984).
Gene Function
Other PhenotypesRotifers were most sensitive to U.V. exposure during the pre-reproductive stage at the beginning of their lifecycle (Sawada and Enesco, 1984).
Primary ReferenceSawada, M., and Enesco, H. E. (1984). Effects of U.V. radiation on the lifespan of the rotifer Asplanchna brightwelli. Exp Gerontol 19, 289-96. [Abstract]
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KeywordsDNA damage, radiation